While PaRC is designed to help families develop healthy systems, we also work with individuals who grew out of families that were insufficiently nurturing. We have private sessions available for students who want to accelerate self-awareness, as well as students who want to recover from neglect or traumatic childhood experiences. Before you work privately with a therapist, intern or coach, you will need to take The Parenting & Theory Class. Taking The Parenting & Theory Class before you begin The Work will save you time and money.

The Parenting Class

format: lecture, audience: adult, length: 8 weeks (1 day/week for 2.5hrs)

  • Week 3: HEALING
  • Week 5: IMPRINTING
  • Week 7: DISCIPLINE

Trauma Therapy

format: individual, audience: adults, length: 90 min. 2x to 4x / month

Therapists at the Parenting and Relationship Counseling Foundation employ a simple, yet profound process that we call Couchwork. This technique enables patients to revisit traumatic experiences and then to heal from the resulting injury. As clients resolve their reactivity they also learn to stay in their feelings and express themselves. Clients who learned to dissociate* to survive childhood injuries or adults who suffer from PTSD can learn how to face traumatic experiences without "splitting off". Treating children with traumatic injury has enabled us to treat adults too. As a matter of fact, researchers tell us that most of the soldiers who suffer PTSD also likely suffered trauma as children, becoming their life-long Achilles Heel. Thus, treating PTSD in soldiers often includes resolving childhood issues underlying the PTSD. We specialize in treating all forms of trauma, including emotional, physical, sexual and religious abuse. Finally, this skill enables us to help adults and parents resolve any injuries, chronic or acute.

Relationship Skills Workshop

format: workshop, audience: adults, length: 4 hrs. - 2x / month

  • Couples and singles discuss interpersonal relationship issues and receive feedback and mirroring followed by replacement skills. Need not be parents to participate.
  • 4 hours, two times monthly, led by varying therapists, interns and coaches

Ethics of Mental Health

format: lecture, audience: adult, length: 2 hrs.

Mental health and ethics are inseparable. This workshop will lead you to examine the traits of some of the healthiest people who have ever lived and what makes them that way. A list of good ethical practices is discussed supported by the reasoning of why they’re important. The lecture concludes with examples of good ethics, a discussion of their soundness and what it means to model good ethics when you parent your children.

Intelligence (aka Lecture #9 of "The Class")

format: lecture, audience: adult, length: 2 days

Prerequisite for this seminar is having taken the 8-week parenting class. Taught annually by Dr. Faye Snyder and her son, Scott Clifton Snyder, aka Scott Clifton. There is much that parents can do in their interactions with their child to enhance their child’s intelligence, beginning at birth. We will look at the role of curiosity and self-esteem as it pertains to the development of the intellect, and how to foster that at an early age while teaching about self-discipline. We teach that the source of intelligence, as well as wisdom, is pure perception of internal and external reality. Students learn about clear observation, from which naturally comes the ability to conceptualize, generalize, and express. As a parent provides words and language to experience, the child receives the gift of expression. Parents can learn to co-create significantly higher intelligence in the child by having greater awareness of process when interacting with the child. Additionally parents who elect to take this class in critical thinking should be prepared to have their own beliefs challenged since beliefs impede perception.